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Music education helps develop students’ intellectual and emotional lives in a way no other subject can match. It helps students engage with school, creates good citizens and even helps them progress in other important learning areas such as maths and English.  – Music: Play for life.
 
How will Music benefit my son or daughter?
 Music:
  • broadens musical, intellectual and cultural horizons
  • fosters self-esteem, confidence and a positive outlook
  • endorses the pursuit of excellence
  • focuses on participation and performance in an environment of co-operation and teamwork
  • encourages mutual respect and tolerance
  • stimulates intellectual growth
  • caters for differences in learning styles, opening avenues that students may not otherwise access
  • provides one of the most powerful and profound means of expression and communication
  • develops memory and demands accuracy and persistence.
 
Did you know?
In any one year, 19.5 million people attend popular music concerts, 5 million attend opera or musicals, and 4.2 million attend classical music concerts.
 
The total value of goods and services in the arts and culture industries is about $19 billion, or 2.5% of GDP.
 
Exports of cultural goods earn $750 million per year.
 Arts-related components of the Australian economy have been growing at a faster rate than the overall economy for the past 20 years (about 4.4% per year).
Read more at www.musicataitkenvale.edublogs.org.